A line was crossed last week when Charles Sturt University students turned up at a “politically incorrect”-themed party in costumes drawn from three of the most horrendous episodes in history. The celebration marked the end of semester. A number of students arrived at Wagga Wagga’s Black Swan Hotel wearing Ku Klux …Read More »
Vic Alhadeff. CEO NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.
Two years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel. The lead agent on the issue was former foreign minister and NSW premier Bob Carr – who served as founding chair of NSW Labor Friends …Read More »
Zakynthos is a magnificent speck in the ocean off the west coast of Greece. One of 1400 Greek islands, it is said that the Greek goddess of hunting, Artemis, hunted in the woods of Zakynthos. The island was the scene of an extraordinary act of courage which saved an entire …Read More »
Ismail al-Wahwh calls Jews “the most evil creature of Allah”. In a bile-filled rant, a Sydney preacher recently called for death to a group of Australians because of their ethnic identity. The law was unable to do anything about it. It was impotent, powerless to act. Ismail al-Wahwah, spiritual leader …Read More »
There’s a phenomenon afoot called casual racism. Seemingly less malevolent than intentional racism, it’s a careless and often subliminal form of abuse whose danger lies in the fact it normalises prejudice, perpetuates stereotypes and gives licence to bigotry. It is evident in offhand remarks, social media and pointed jokes, invariably …Read More »
Her name was deleted from the record books, but now the injustice is over. The 1936 Berlin Olympics are infamous for the ploy with which Hitler sought to con the world that his country treated all Germans fairly, and famous for the achievements of Jesse Owens – the first athlete …Read More »